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with president obama and michelle obama expected to talk. mitt romney there, you see a live shot of the president obama event in des moines, iowa. a lot more ahead. we'll bring it to you as it happens. our election eve reporting continues in a moment. >> announcer: you never know when, but thieves can steal your identity and turn your life upside down. >> hi. >> hi. you know, i can save you 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. >> you just read my mind. >> announcer: just one little piece of information and they can open bogus accounts, stealing your credit, your money and ruining your reputation. that's why you need lifelock to relentlessly protect what matters most... [beeping...] helping stop crooks before your identity is attacked. and now you can have the most comprehensive identity theft protection available today... lifelock ultimate. so for protection you just can't get anywhere else, get lifelock ultimate. >> i didn't know how serious identity theft was until i lost my credit and eventually i lost my home. >> announcer: credit monitoring is not enough, because it tells
candidate five years ago. the president and first lady michelle obama are in chicago where they'll spend election day and watch the results roll in. >>> mitt romney was working until the very last minute in hopes of winning the election. he this morning and off to cleveland and pittsburgh, the rallies with supporters there, hoping that they head to the polls and cast a ballot for him. pennsylvania has long been a democratic stronghold. >>> well, outside groups, including super pacs, nonprofit advocacy groups have spent nearly $53 until just on virginia senate race alone which is the top in the nation. >> we get to kristin fisher who's at washington elementary school in alexandria where george allen is voting voting this morning. good morning, kristin. what can you tell us? has the candidate arrived? >> apparently we're having -- >> there she is. good morning, kristin. >>reporter: good morning. well, it is a very chilly election morning, but that hasn't stopped virginians from getting out early. look at this line outside the washington mill elementary school in mount vernon. it's at lea
are joining big crowds during this campaign. talking about michelle obama and ann romney. tom fitzgerald is in the web center. the role of spouse changeed for decades and changing again. they're not talking husbands but policy. >> and that is not that longing on that a spouse was basically relegated in their appearances to women's -- women's political clubs and that is a distant memory these days. both of these women, michelle obama and ann romney are out there talking policy and enjoying huge crowds made up of both men and women. they can be their own step in the first step along forming a political career of their own. they have the skills and have been on display as recently as today. romney in columbus, ohio, and the first lady speaking in jacksonville. >> we believe that the truth matters. and you don't take shortcuts and gain the system. finally, we believe in keeping our priorities straight we know good and well that cutting sesame street is no way to balance our budget. we know better than that. >> and this is a special day for me today. this is my last day. for doing my came --
with president 3w5uobama and michelle obama. a lot more ahead, we'll bring it to you as it happens, our election eve reporting continues in a moment. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. we'rwith questions fromtump sombing elections.kies do you know where your polling place is? maybe somewhere around my house. mine's just, right over that way. well you can find out exactly where it is using bing elections. it's a good day for politics. which way do you lean politically? conservative. republican. well, using the bing news selector you can find news from whichever way you lean. (together) social on this side, financial. which party is currently predicted to win a majority in the senate? the republicans? would you make a bet on that? no. are you chicken? >>> president obama's expected on the stage shortly in des moines
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michelle obama and ann romney have higher approval ratings than their husbands. no surprise. >> no kidding. they're not the ones elected. that's a bogus number. exhausted and emotional, in the final hours, both relied heavily on the candidates' wives. abc's sharyn alfonsi reports on their workload. >> reporter: for michelle obama and ann romney, it is the end of a long grueling road. >> it is an emotional day for me, because i were i could tell you what i learned. >> reporter: they have been there every step of the way from the photo-ops. >> may i introduce to you. >> to the stump speeches. >> this is our time. >> reporter: to the conventions. >> michelle, i love you so much. what a lucky man i am. >> ann would have succeeded at anything she wanted to do. >> reporter: both women displaying equal parts charm. >> i love you so much. >> reporter: and steely endurance. >> we have been in so many of your communities. >> reporter: michelle obama's been a key fund raiser campaigning at 191 events. >> it sound like you are fired up and ready to go. >> reporter: ann romney a regular on the trail to
. a look at first lady michelle obama and ann romney, who hopes to call 1600 pennsylvania avenue home soon enough. she was at a rally in virginia yesterday. they had a -- a line along the lines, are we going to be neighbors soon? the crowd loved that. a cool line. it is d-day. >>> first, president obama will spend this election day in chicago where he will watch the returns come in tonight. >> but before heading home he held one last campaign rally in iowa. the state that started it all for him four years ago. with his voice hoarse, appearing to wipe a tear from his eye, the president told a crowd of 20,000 in des moines that real progress has been made over the last four years but there is more work to do. >>> meanwhile, mitt romney wrapped up his final rally of the day before a crowd of 12,000 in manchester, new hampshire, unexpected battleground state. a sentimental journey since romney kicked off the campaign in the state and has been back almost 25 times this year. a lot of time and money for four electoral votes but they're going for everybody. >>> we'll hear from the candidates as r
words from president obama, i'm going to look away here on twitter the first lady michelle obama not too long ago has tweeted that this is just a huge moment for them, i'm trying to find the exact wording that she used here. but michelle obama has come out and thanked supporters for everything they've done for her during this campaign and again as you see some of the images of folks in chicago waiting for the president to come out, many people getting on twitter and on facebook to express their opinions about how this election is playing out. as we see some of it although the commentary come in tonight. a lot of celebration, a lot of people are saying they are happy they got the chance to express their opinion. there's the other side, some folks not so happy about it. other folks just happy with the way the process works. others we've even seen some comments about the electoral college. wanting to revisit how the united states handles the elections. some of those issues playing out on social media. just an incredible outpouring of commentary on social media like we've never seen before.
. for michelle obama it's the end of a long road. >> it's an emotional day for me. i wish i can tell you what i've learned. on the road. >> they've been there every step of the way. from photo op, to speeches... to the conventions. >> michelle, i love you so much. what a lucky man i i am. >> ann would have succeeded at anything she would have wanted to do. >> both women displaying equal parts charm, and endurance. >> we've been in so many of the communities. >> michelle obama in a key fund-raiser campaigning in 191 events. and just this weekend romney appearing in five states. >> this is amazing to have this kind of emotion come to us. it makes me believe we can win colorado. >> both women tried to show voters the other side of their husbands.. >> what does mitt wear to bed? the best answer is as little as possible. >> good answer. >> first debate on your 20th wedding anniversary. >> go, figure. >> there is a wedding photo. you look the same. >> yes. >> he's a lot more gray. they have been praised for wit skpin tell jens and wise fashion showses -- choices. now, many saying race too los to call
election day headquarters in boston. president barack obama and first lady michelle obama is already back home in chicago and they will be watching the election returns come in from there. coming up, we will have an election day guide to the key moments of when the results are expected to come in. >>> right now both democrats and republicans here in the bay area are trying a last ditch effort to get out and cast their votes. here is more on who they are targeting. tara? >>> we are here at the democratic campaign headquarters, these are some volunteers. they came here to where it says sign in and they will be calling in the key battleground states. they are given a guide as to what it should say and there is some tables set up and they will making phone calls from there. we all know virginia, florida and ohio are a lot of swing voters and they want to make sure we encourage swing voters. after all we saw how every vote was important in 2000. >> they are hearing from a lot of folks. >> they want to get them out the door and make sure they hit the polling areas. >> exactly this is an importa
from ann romney and first lady michelle obama has been reaching out and we can see what she said. she tweeted this. all of our hard work these past 18 months comes down to what happens right now she says. let's not leave anything to chance. now some of these tweets are written by campaign staffers but this one was actually signed with michelle obama's initials which is to indicate that she wrote it herself. now in the last hour, over on the gop side chairman of the republican party here in california. tom ballacarro seemed happy from the east coast results. expect a long night for california propositions. we want you to talk to us this election night and would like to hear from you. you can join the conversation by going to facebook.com/ktvu or find us on tweeter@ktvu. you can use the hatch tag, ktvu 2012 for that election conversation that we will be having tonight. >>> we are continuing to track the latest election results, especially the results coming in, in some of the key states including virginia, florida and ohio. the presidential election could hinge on those results. the lat
candidates are counting on the candidates' wives to reel in the undecided voters. for michelle obama and ann romney, it's a long grueling road. >> it's an emotional day for me because i wish i could tell you what i've learned on the road. >> reporter: they've been there every step of the way from the photo ops. >> may i introduce to you -- >> reporter: to some speeches. >> this sour time. >> reporter: to the convention speeches. >> michelle, i love you so much, what a lucky man i am. >> ann would have succeeded at anything she wanted to do. >> reporter: more more than a year, both women displaying equal parts charm. >> -- love you so much. >> reporter: and steely endurance. >> we've been in so many of your communities. >> reporter: michelle obama has campaigned at 191 events. >> it sounds like you're fired up and ready to go. >> reporter: and romney has been there, too. this this weekend appearing in five states. >> it's amazing to have this kind of emotion come to us. it makes me believe we can win colorado. >> reporter: throughout the campaign, both women have tried to show voters the othe
visitÓ la universidad de miami y michelle obama estuvo en jacksonville y tambiÉn en miami, el mensaje para motivar a los electores, estos a su vez motiven a amigos y familiares a ir a las naurs. >>> ahora compitiendo en minnesota, pennsylvania, estados que se consideraban que iban a votar por el presidente. >>> reconocen que el estado del sol es decisivo, esta imagen del presidente obama recorriendo las calles de nueva jersey con uno de sus mÁs acÉrrimos enemigos polÍticos pudo haber ayudado al primer mandatario, muchos republicanos criticaron que el hombre haya apoyado a obama. >>> el ciclÓn no va a cambiar la dinÁmica fundamental de la campaÑa. >>> son pocos los indecisos, se tratarÁ de quien logre movilizar mÁs simpatizantes, univisiÓn. >>> ustedes lo han visto en la campaÑa electoral, romney y obama se han hecho acusaciones falsas o exageradas, las vamos a analizar. >>> las remesas de mexicanos a su paÍs cayeron a su nivel mÁs bajo en tres aÑos. mÚltiples mentiras se han dicho en la campaÑa actual, romney dijo en el Último debate que el presidente empezÓ su mandat
obligada, ayer mitt romney visitó la universidad y michelle obama estuvo también, el mensaje es claro, n osolamente motivar a los electores, sino que estos también motiven a amigos . >> la campaña de mitt romney dice que entra en la recta final con confianza . >> compitiendo en estados que consideran que votan por el presidente . >> reconocen que el estado del sol es importante, esta imagen bipartidista donde recorre las calles con el gobernador pudo haber ayudado al primer mandatario, muchos republicanos critican que el gobernador felicite a el presidente de los estados unidos barack obama por el desastre. >> sin embargo no pensamos que el ciclon cambie la ña >> analistas dicen que son pocos los indecisos, se trata de quién mueva los simpatizantes a las urnas . >> vfamos a ver el mapa electoral para ver los cuatro estados indecisos, el presidente de los estados unidos barack obama lleva según las encuesta ventaja en los estados en pantalla, que nos deja colorado, ohio, virginia y florida para llega alos 270, mitt romney tendrai que lelgar a los cuatro, a el presidente de los estado
. michelle obama is expected to join her husband at his last stop in iowa. >>> mitt romney making stops in key states as well today. making his pitch to voters, he will be in florida, virginia and new hampshire, going to watch the returns in boston, he was in iowa and ohio, pennsylvania, and virginia yesterday campaigning. abc 2 news.com is the place for the election news and results. always check the latest news under the politics tab. >>> ravens are back in baltimore, coming off of a winks getting ready for sunday's game with oakland. what you need to know about yesterday. it happened on two drives. first of the game resulted in a touchdown for baltimore, in between then and the last five minutes of the fourth quarter it didn't look good at all. the ravens trailed the browns by one point for putting together a touchdown drive that sealed the game, they added on the field goal after that. final score, ravens win 25-15. >>> tonight the ladies at mt bank stadium. they are hosting a purple evening geared towards female fans, on field drills and the opportunity to neat ravens players. ther
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to michelle obama. bill clinton, nothing beats having a former president to affirm you, especially a guy like bill clinton who's a walking advertisement for a strong economy. >> why is he doing it? >> you know, i think part of it is that his legacy is, in a sense, tied to barack obama's. a lot of what barack obama is saying is let's go back to the clinton rates on taxes. there's an affirmation on him getting reelected. and then, of course, they did bring their two sort of political power house families together with the hiring of hillary clinton. into the cabinet of barack obama. if you want to take the most cynical view of it, if hillary clinton wants to run in 2016, what better way to serve that up and set that up. >> we've got some huge loyalty. some markers are going to be able to be able to be called in on this deal. look, i think president clinton not only has he done the job for president obama, but the work that he's doing for on the downed ballot is just amazing. do you think he can swing some races. >> i think absolutely. if you look at where i'm seeing him pop it into my inbox. you
last night, when you had the picture of michelle obama and then the two girls, sasha and malia who have grown in lovely young women out of the public idea to credit to michelle obama's mother who has done that. coming out of it. where does president obama go from here? a lot of things are said never election. whereas mitt romney's speech was so gracious last night, president obama's left me a little flat. though i think everyone can feel that emotion with all the applauding. interesting to me that republicans, one of the things we talked about in the primary was republicans are going to have to win the independent vote. romney and all the polls, winning the independent vote. it turns out after america votes, that democrats don't even need to go for the independent vote anymore. if president obama wants to achieve big things he has the reach across aisle. president bush when he won in 2004, comes out of that after he won a device i victory like president obama. he tried to do two major things. social security reform and immigration reform. on both of those things, his own party in partic
have more on the race to the white house. first lady michelle obama is expected to speak any minute now in southern ohio. you're looking at live pictures right now. looks like a gymnasium of the university auditorium there. we'll take you there as soon as michelle obama enters. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing the all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. >>> it is indeed crunch time for the presidential candidates. election day is just three days uz way, and both campaigns are making a final push in the battleground states. mitt romney wrapped up a rally in dubuque, iowa. earlier, he was in new hampshire and later he makes two stops in colorado. president obama was in ohio, then he's in wisconsin and iowa and he ends the day in virginia. now to the latest on the aftermath of superstorm sandy. gas is now being rationed in 12 counties in new jersey in an effort to cut down on wait times. people there have been waiting in very long lines for miles and for hours to gas up their cars and get fuel for generators. >> i was in
continuing to campaign. he then heats heads back in boston. the first lady michelle obama and president barack obama are heading home watching the election returns come in from there. we will have an election day guide to all of the key moments for when results are expected to come in. >>> both democrats and republicans are starting their last election and have ewill have more on who they are targeting. >>> campaign headquarters will be targeting voters in swing states. you can see all the people they are supporting and inside everything is ready to go. inside it is the symbol, the one they say represents politics. they were just as busy targeting places such as florida ohio and virginia. overnight the energy level in the volunteers has just soared and people have started coming in and calling and wanting to help. >> reporter: now democrats say they are targeting republicans and undecided voters and they are hoping to convince people president barack obama needs to finish what he started. >> we need to know what the facts are and to have to be able to share that with other people. >> bo
with oregon state university basketball team. the head coach, of course, is michelle obama's brother, craig robinson. >> and this morning first lady michelle obama will weome the white house christmas tree. this is a look at last year's tree. this year's 19 foot frasier fir will arrive from ashe county, north carolina. it will be displayed in the blue room. >> thanksgiving not just for the earthwound. the three-man crew above the international 135is station celebrated with a big feast including smoked turkey. thermostabilized yams, yum. that sounds good, doesn't it? and russian mashed potatoes. that's a nod to the two russian crewmen on the station. they also had corn and cranberry apple dessert. astronauts have been giving thanks at zero gravity since 2000. >> feeling lucky this holiday season? the powerball jackpot keeps on climbing and climbing. now at an eye-popping $325 million. the next drawing is tomorrow night at 10:59 eastern. we want to know what you would spend $325 million on. i would go to town on the dollar menu at mcdonald's. you tell us what you would do. tweet us @earlystar
. >>> welcome back to special election day coverage from our nation's capital. michelle obama was taking an interesting tone last night as she defended her husband in orlando. let's play it and we'll talk about it on the other side. >> the auto industry was in crisis. this economy was losing 800,000 jobs a month. and a lot of folks were wondering whether we were headed for another great depression. do you hear me? that's what people were worried about. and that is what barack faced on day one as president of the united states. >> and the president, was he crying? was he crying in his final campaign event in iowa? take a look at this. >> those of you haven't done this just for me, but for each other. for a laid-off family member, for a sick child, for a fallen friend. all of you who've lived and breathed the hard work of change, i want to thank you. you took this campaign and you made it your own and you organized yourselves, block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood, county by county, starting a movement that spread across the country. >> you could see a little tear, kind of, sort of.
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was as photographed as much as michelle obama, it is pretty unusual to wear the same dress on a night you know everyone's going to be watching. but i think it just shows that she's trying to say, look -- >> shut up about it. i think that's what she's saying. >> i don't know if she's saying it like that. >> she went to her closet, she pulled out a dress. >> the way she wears it, you probably would not have guess that she's worn it twice before, right? >> i would not care. >> see, we wouldn't care. >>> tom kierein is caring about the weather for us this morning. what's in store? >> we just missed a powerful coastal storm yesterday. time for your weather and traffic. we had a little bit of sleet between 11:00 last night until about 2:00 this morning. eastern new york state and long island and much of new england getting pounded with snow and wind and rain right now. locally, storm team 4 radar showing a few sprinkles. extreme southern prince george's, there may be a few flurries mixing in there. it is a cold morning out on the mountains. all those areas in dark blue or below freezing in the 20s.
. in that final speech in des moines, he will be a companied by first lady michelle obama. >> the president's republican rival mitt romney spent his afternoon in battleground virginia shoring up votes. the commonwealth is one of five stops in four critical swing states. jennifer davis is live from the presidential hopefuls campaign. >> reporter: hi there, brian. as he makes his way in the grand ballroom in boston, they're getting ready for tomorrow night's election rally and his campaign is feeling optimistic and they believe people here will be celebrating. one day ahead of the elect, governor romney starts the campaigning in florida. a key battleground state with 29 crucial electoral votes. >> tomorrow, we begin a new tomorrow. tomorro we begin a better tomorrow and this is going to change for the better tomorrow. your work is making a difference. >> reporter: and holding two rallies in virginia alone. >> and to look at the record, earned and real with record. the president promised change but that can't be finished in speeches but in achievement. >> reporter: he's also campaigning in o
aÑos mÁs y por supuesto con un fuerte abrazo entre Él y su esposa michelle obama, el presidente obama estuvo confiado que tenÍa el voto hispano, jorge incluso me acuerdo en el foro que tuvimos, le preguntamos del voto hispano, dijo que Él tenÍa que, que no estaba haciendo la acciÓn diferida para obtener los votos hispanos ya los tenÍa, siempre se mostrÓ confiado, lo que nos dice que la gente tiene aÚn mÁs confianza en que Él puede llegar a lugar la reforma migratoria, no Únicamente por lo que dijo de la autodeportaciÓn y apoyo a la ley sb 1070, sino tambiÉn por la retÓrica negafia en el tema migratorio del partido republicano, nunca fue claro y directo para hablar de cÓmo serÍa la reforma migratoria, nunca quiso responder directamente, y con cosas especÍficas si extenderia la acciÓn diferida, entonces pues no sÉ si debemos decir el dicho, como dice el refrÁn:quiza los hispanos pensaron mÁs vale malo conocido que bueno por conocer. >>> vamos a dar los datos, se preguntaba quÉ creen que pasarÍa si gana obama y mitt romney? el 39% dijeron que no cambiarÁ nada en la
for granted. tomorrow we will get visits from it wrongly and from first lady michelle obama. they're both doing events in and around orlando. it is considered very important the white election in florida. to go mitt romney around orlando. why that area? >> he is doing it an event early tomorrow morning at the airport hangar just north of orlando on your map. that is where michelle obama will be as well. that is a swing area. it leaves a democratic, at least or land of us. mitt romney has been performing very well and i-4 corridor. bedtimes released a poll showed mitt romney has a six point lead, 51-45%. we will see if that happens or not. -- we released a poll that showed irani has a six point lead. >> why would the president go to broward county today and not to a swing area to give it his way? >> i think because he gets warming to his book when it goes to south florida politically. this is a big crowd. there is a large african- american community in south florida. macarthur high school is in florida. it is a big area where this area that you are looking at where president obama campaign
for prop. obama. first lady michelle obama to read it all of our hard work the past 18 months comes down to what happens right now. let us not forget and romney wife of that romney says find your polling place. you can join us by quitting at kron4 .com or kron4 news rather or posting on our facebook page. we have more coverage coming up. we will be right back. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included, free for life. [ male announcer ] you get reliable, high speed internet on our advanced digital network. choose from speeds up to 24 megs. [ female announc
, for example, jill biden is coming. the day before the election, michelle obama is coming in here. so we are having a tremendous amount of campaigning going on here. >> bret: okay, joe. go to ohio. it seems to be ground zero. the real clear politics average, there are nine polls included in this. 48.9% for president obama. 46.6% for romney. it seems almost every day there is something new out of ohio. what are you seeing on the ground there? >> i like north carolina. the candidates have been in ohio so much they literally have become pests. they will be here through the weekend. obama will be here monday in columbus with jay-z and bruce springstein. they are pulling out all the stops. what i see on the ground is a close race. i saw a poll today i trust that has dead even. the candidates now are in posture of going through the bases. because they are only about 2% of the voters here who are undecided. p there are hundds of volunteers doing that. i expect we'll see another 2% election here. if romney loses the presidency because he loses ohio by 2%. he will wake up every day for the rest o
columbus. the first lady michelle obama is campaigning in virginia today. at 5:30 eastern, we will take you to petersburg where she will be speaking with supporters. tonight on c-span, mitt romney and paul brian will be joined by their wives for a rally in west chester, ohio. another big names are appearing including condoleezza rice and senator john mccain this evening at 7:30 eastern and we will have that live on c-span. while we wait to hear from president obama in ohio, part of this morning's "washington journal," good morning to you. i want to assure you that 2012 battleground map we have been featuring for the last week or so here on the "washington journal." assuring the swing states in this election. this morning on the washington journal, we want to hear from the voters in the non-yellow states. everyone else in a blue, give us a call. we want to hear what you think about campaign 2012. our phone lines are open. we have already been getting a few comments on facebook. we want to start of christopher's from minnesota, he writes in, the electoral college needs to go away. john from m
, a picture of him and michelle obama hugging saying four more years and then again this personal tweet signed by the president saying as you say "we're all in this together. that's how we campaigned and that's who we are. thank you, signed b.o., barack obama, it is electric here at campaign headquarters in chicago. they are crying tears but different from the tears of the romney tears hq. people hugging each other, very excited. there was a lot of concern that the economic problems that the country was having and the difficulties president obama was having with certain demographic groups was going to mean this would be a very long night. it turns out not so long after all. this is the third president in a row who has been re-elected and he did it using the same strategy of the previous president, george w. bush, the president who he blames for so many of the troubles that still are a problem for him today, problems for the american people today, he had a -- george w. bush fought for re-election even though the public was ambivalent about him because of the war in iraq. he did it by making the
, the first lady michelle obama all holding hands there. quite a picture, vice president joe biden. the team there will be another four years to run this country. >> cory i can't imagine how tired they must be after all of the campaigning that's been going on. i mean almost nonstop. especially for the last couple of weeks or so. they must just be exhausted. i'm surprised he can even just talk. >> probably running on pure adrenaline now. >> take some time off, take a deep breath and get back to governing. >> what an exciting moment here for this family. and the vice president's family here. as they soak it up now. really his speech tonight it wasn't one of gloating, one of big celebration but he really talks like ken mentioned trying to be more uniting and bringing together. reaching across the aisle saying he wanted to reach out to mitt romney and work together. >> we touched on that. we touched on that waiting for the president to come out. we're going to work, reach across the aisle. work together as one country and work to solve our problems. easier said than done. >> easier said than don
their lives in harm's way and putting their lives in danger. >> we know that the first lady michelle obama and the second lady dr. jill biden made military families a priority the first time. but what would your thoughts by regarding the president and vice president to make sure veterans are well taken care of when they come home from serving? >> well, they certainly need to maintain a focus on employment. the unemployment rates are much higher amongst returning iraq and afghanistan vets and the general population and that's something we certainly need to change. and the second issue which is a very dire issue is mental health. mental health needs to be a focus. there are too few mental health efficients in the department of veterans affairs. they're trying to cope with warriors. that needs to be an area that this administration maintains a focus on. >> something i want to talk about, i can't place the person who said it, but i heard that never have so few been asked to do so much. we're talk about the percentage of men and women who served in iraq and afghanistan, and it's really remarkab
to rally the crowd. and michelle obama will be appearing in orlando later today. by the end of the day, done all they can do and might be a brief moment of pause. before then, it is a mad dash to the finish line which includes five stops in virginia and four stops in ohio in just 48 hours. the vice presidential candidates are doing their part. joe biden and his wife have two stops planned in virginia today including a visit to sterling. joined by singer john melencamp. >>> then travel to colorado and iowa. the man on top of the republican ticket mitt romney hits four sunday. two in virginia and one in ohio before bringing his campaign to rest with a rally in new hampshire. endless speeches will be in wisconsin and ohio and wrap up his day in iowa. monday is more about energizing supporters and getting them out to the polls. >> it's going to be a close election. the national election is tied. the key part is what's happening on the battleground states. president obama has his advantage at this stage of the game and how do you get the vote out? that's going to be the critical point. >> i
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